WAKEFIELD — A 44-year-old woman from Reading was given a citation yesterday for a stop sign violation. Her failure to stop resulted in an accident, said police.

In her report, Patrol Officer Meaghan Leary said that a 17-year-old male driver from Wakefield was heading south on Cedar Street near the Chestnut Street intersection in a 2013 Ford just as the woman was heading east from Chestnut Street in a 2015 Ford. The two collided when the woman failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection.

She apparently told Leary that she was unfamiliar with the area and did not see the stop sign.

The 2013 Ford sustained rear passenger side damage.

Police were notified about the accident at 10:55 a.m.


A woman who resides at the nursing home at 1 Bathol St. alleged that someone stole a $300 gold tennis bracelet from one of her drawers.

Patrol Officer Gerald Holleran went to the home to talk with the victim. She said the last time she saw the bracelet was on Monday, June 22.

There were no witnesses to the theft, nor are there any suspects.

Police are now investigating the matter, reported at about 5 p.m. yesterday.


In other police business on Wednesday:

• Police dispatched the Fire Department and Action Ambulance to an Audubon Road residence at 1:10 p.m. following a call from a woman who said she was bleeding from a vein in her ankle. Medical aid also was provided for an elderly woman on Woodland Road who may have taken the wrong medication. This call was logged at about 4 p.m.

• A two-car collision took place on Main Street at about 4:20 p.m. The Fire Department also responded. Another crash occurred at the intersection of Main and Chestnut streets at about 5:45 p.m. Police said the accident actually took place a week ago and that it is being handled by private insurance investigators.

• A woman who collapsed on Tuttle Street at about 9 p.m. was taken to a hospital.

• A caller complained about fireworks possibly coming from the area of Melvin Street at about 9:30 p.m. Police said the complaint was unfounded.

• A loud party on Salem Street was reported at 11:55 p.m. Police shut down the party.



• A Foster Street resident told police that someone was trying to open her apartment door. Police went to the apartment just before 2 a.m. and found everything secure.

• Police went to Renwick Road following a call about an unresponsive individual at 7 a.m. The person was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment.


In the past two days, the Fire Department logged 25 calls, 16 for medical aid.

On Tuesday, firefighters went to 98 Cedar St. at 1:45 p.m. and 16 DelCarmine St. at 10:30 p.m. for fire alarm malfunctions and 21 Madison Ave. at 11 p.m. for a smoke condition in a home caused by an oil burner malfunction.

On Wednesday, a crew returned to 16 DelCarmine St. at 8:50 a.m. for another fire alarm malfunction and 6 Ames St. at 9 a.m. for a fire alarm set off by steam from a shower.

On Thursday, firefighters went to Lynnfield’s Fire Department headquarters at 11 a.m. to cover the desk while firefighters in that town were on a call.

Today, a crew went to 1179 Main St. at 8:45 a.m. for a fire alarm set off by workers.

Published in the June 25, 2015 edition